What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is a type of entertainment that involves playing games or watching performances. It is important for children because it teaches them about social interaction (through play with dolls and pets); prepares them for adult responsibilities such as child raising and job hunting (through play using money and jobs); develops the motor skills needed for music and sports, and provides an outlet for creativity through group games and art.

Entertaiment can be inspired by stories like Scheherazade in the Persian professional storytelling tradition, and has influenced many artistic forms such as music (Rimsky-Korsakov, Ravel, and Szymanowski), film and games. Entertaiment can be a form of passive entertainment, but also stimulates the brain to realease seratonin and dopamine and is thus active.